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At PACO, we work to promote the interests of paralegals, foster relationships with the legal community, serve the public, advocate the Code of Ethics and Professional Responsibility, and endorse the mission of PACO.
 
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July 23: Workers' Compensation Roundtable

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PACO News

Message from PACO President

With guidance from our Governor, state public health officials and the CDC, many live PACO events will be offered online, postponed or cancelled. These decisions have been made due to increasing concerns about COVID19 and out of an abundance of caution for the health and safety of PACO members, sustaining members, sponsors and guests at PACO events.


PACO - Amendments and Revisions to the Ohio Rules of Civil Procedure

A series of rule changes regarding practice and procedure in Ohio’s courts were effective on July 1, 2020. Click here for more information.

Click here for the Ohio Court News article regarding the amendments and revisions.


OSBA: Paralegal Certification Exam - Refresher Course

The Paralegal Programs at Capital University Law School host an annual Refresher Course for individuals taking the OSBA Paralegal Certification Exam. The date for the 2020 Refresher Course is Saturday, August 15, 2020 from 8:00 a.m. – 4:15 p.m. The course will be conducted using Zoom. We will provide all registrants Zoom information and a link to course materials on or before August 13, 2020. The sessions will not be recorded. Click here for more information.


PACO - Coming Soon - Wild Apricot!

Coming soon PACO will be moving to Wild Apricot, a website used by many paralegal organizations throughout the country with several ease of use features for members. Stay tuned as you will soon be able to have PACO at your fingertips!


PACO - SHOUT OUT - Anderson's Reporting

PACO would like to give a SHOUT OUT to Anderson Reporting Services, Inc. for partnering with PACO to bring our General Membership meetings to the membership via Zoom. During these unprecedented times with COVID-19 Anderson Reporting has provided our organization with the ability to keep moving forward and we truly appreciate all that you do for PACO! For more information about Anderson Reporting, click here: https://andersonreporting.com


PACO: Workers' Compensation Roundtable

Announcing PACO's next Workers’ Compensation Roundtable where the discussion topic will be, The Fine Art of the Independent Medical Exam. This session will be of interest to paralegals in a number of practice areas, and all are welcome. We will discuss the fine are of the independent medical examination – when to get an exam, choosing the doctor, presenting the medical evidence, and crafting the questions to be addressed in your doctor’s report. Tips and tricks will be shared for getting the biggest bang out of your buck with your IME and effectively using your expert medical opinion report administratively and for trial.

Date: Thursday, July 23, 2020
Time: 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM
Place: Teleconference (Call-in information will be sent via email to all participants who RSVP to participate.)
RSVP/Questions: Angie Vohsing, at AMVohsing@eastmansmith.com or 614-564-1444


NFPA - Paralegal Education - Enhancing Your Skills

NFPA CLE encompasses programs designed for legal professionals, covering topics in substantive areas of law; technology programs used specifically by legal practitioners, such as legal research programs; education on programs designed to assist legal professionals, such as document manage;, as well as the basics such as research, court rules and updates, recent legal decisions, writing skills and ethics. Nearly every continuing education program designed for an attorney can be taken by a paralegal, with the possible exception of topics limited to licensed attorneys, such as “How to Cross Examine a Hostile Witness”, although such topics are often of interest to senior paralegals who assist at trial.

The law is an ever evolving being – it is not just what is written in a book, but what is decided by the highest courts today and tomorrow. What was good law one day, may not be so tomorrow. So too is the ever evolving world of technology as it effects the practice of law. Thus, to keep abreast of what is new, paralegals need to take CLE. It makes you a better paralegal and a more valuable asset to your firm or legal department. For more information, click here.


ACEDS - Check out ACEDS Upcoming Community Live Events!

Check out ACEDS Knowledge & Skill Building which is taught by experts - for more information, click here.


CBA Corner: Court Updates

The CBA is continuing to compile updates on what practices and procedures local courts are putting into place to ensure safety as they continue to operate. Check it out now: https://bit.ly/3g6iKKt



If you have questions, feedback or would like more information about PACO, please contact any Board member at:

Becky Lewis – President (president@pacoparalegals.org)
Angie Vohsing – Vice-President (vp@pacoparalegals.org)
Brittany Schwab – Assistant Vice-President asstvicepres@pacoparalegals.org)
Cassandra Struble – Treasurer (treasurer@pacoparalegals.org)
Larissa West – Secretary (secretary@pacoparalegals.org)


 
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